Monday, March 18, 2019

Maxicare first-ever Veggie Fest 2019

Nutrition is important for everyone. When combined with being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight, eating well is an excellent way to help your body stay strong and healthy.

You prolly know that the food you eat not only affects your body but your mood and mental health as well. Many studies have shown the connection between your food choices and your overall health. Eating a nutritious diet helps you keep a healthy body weight and a healthy heart. It also helps reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases. 

Recently, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation. the country's leading healthcare provider, arranged its first-ever outdoor festival dubbed Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019 at Legaspi Active Park in Makati,  a project in support of the company's Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto “Bobby" Macasaet Jr's personal advocacy for healthier lifestyies. 




In its mission to improve others’ quality of life. Maxicare encourages members and nonmembers alike to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins into their diet so they can live longer and feel stronger by inspiring others to fight disease and eat healthy. 






Aside from plantbased advocates that offered handpicked products for health-conscious consumers. The activities included film showing on plant-based lifestyle and a talk on “Holistic Healing for Wholesome Living” presented by Yoga instructor Donna FranciscoGuilt Free and Gluten Free Dessert” by Jertie Abergas of Jerties Kitchen, "Skin Food Understanding the Right Food for Beautiful Skin by Dr. Kathy Amurao-Herrera, Aging Gracefully" by May Manahan-Lagdameo and Dr. Willie Lagdameo of Health & Wellness Coaches Philippines, Inc., "Lifestyle Medicine” by Dr. Johann Manez, and a “Local Native Plant-Based Eating with Mesa ni Misis” by Juana Manahan- Yupangco

Jertie Abergas,Jertie's Kitchen

Healthy eating means eating a variety of food that gives you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. 

Live your best by boosting not only your physical health, but also your mental. It’s about time to eat healthy. live healthy. and take control of your health. What you eat can affect your immune system, your mood, and your energy level. And one of the easiest ways to start your journey to living a healthy life is by eating a plantbased diet. 

Obligatory solo photo 😘 


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Jolly University Year 5 Grand Winner announced


Jolly University (JU) is a program organized by Fly Ace Corporation which began in 2013. It encourages diversity as well as collaboration across and beyond academic borders while effectively transferring key skills to talented young students. Serving as a springboard to prepare aspirants in their future careers, the highly successful campus-wide competition nurtures cooperative relationships among students and institutions in promoting culinary excellence and food business innovation in the Philippines. 

JU indeed has grown to become a long running program that is greatly supported by the academic communities as well as partners from various industries. It has also grown to become a prestigious campus-wide cooking competition that's deeply committed in harnessing young students' talents in cooking, pushing their creative boundaries as they come up with a prize-winning do entry. 

The Top 20 finalists of Jolly University Year 5

The top 20 finalists presented their innovative modern renditions of Filipino classics and fusion recipes yesterday ,March 15 held at St. Scholastica's College. The culinary competition among the top 20 elite finalists focused on elevating one's culinary passion and recreating everyday dishes with this year's theme Innovate. Create. Share. "


The top 20 finalists are: Richmond Suntay (University of Sto. Tomas), Jericho Pareja (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila), Jenald Pascual (NCBA Fairview), Phoebe Punzalan (CEU-Makati), Zire Oliver Romero ( Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila), Andrea Marie Saclao (Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila), John Phillip Brocoy (Emilio Aguinaldo College), Moeko Shinshi (San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Inc. College), Jesch Bodano (Far Eastern University-Manila), Tyrone Lemuel Ty (University of Sto. Tomas), Rafael Imalay (NCBA Fairview), Camille Dizon (Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology), Ma. Trixia Joyce Sevilla (St. Scholastica's College Manila), Patricia Ong (Chiang Kai Shek College), Dustin Ryan Agoncillo (Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology), Ria Daniel Arugay (San Sebastian College Recoletos), Daryanne Chanel Yongco (University of Sto. Tomas), Eduard Vargas (EARIST), Pauline Galang ( Manila Tytana Colleges) and Janzel Dayag (St. Joseph College Quezon City) 

For JU year 5, greater social media engagement was achieved via a Golden Ticket mechanics wherein two of the chosen top 20 finalists can advance immediately to the final round during the Cook-Off. The two contestants who automatically earned the final slots are Richmond Sunday of UST for whose dish photo garnered the Most Likes and Shares on Facebook and Ria Arugay of San Sebastian Recoletos for the Most Jolly Canned Vegetable Product Labels Collected.


JU year 5 Grand Winner, Tyrone Lemuel Ty of UST with Fly Ace Corporation Executives

Hainanese Chicken Binakol Noodle Soup, Tyrone Lemuel Ty , UST

Grand Winner
- Tyrone Lemuel Ty of UST 

Richmond Suntay, UST
1st Runner Up- Richmond Suntay of UST

Patricia Ong, Chiang Kai Shek College
2nd Runner Up - Patricia Ong of Chiang Kai Shek College

This year's sole grand champion took home fifty thousand pesos (P50, 000) worth of cash and prizes. 

Jolly University Year 5 Grand Cook-Off wouldn't be a success without the support of event sponsors : St. Scholastica's College, Masflex, Fujidenzo, Whirlpool, Technogas, UCPB, Jolly Cow, Lotus Biscoff, Dona Elena, May Sparkling Grape Juice, and Good Life. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The 7-Eleven Tour road cycling event is back and registration starts now!


Fresh from the successful staging of 7-Eleven Trail 2019, the premiere mountain biking event in the country, 7-Eleven is now embarking on another road cycling event with 7-Eleven Tour 2019.  


After seven years, 7-Eleven is following up the successful Tour 700 with the 7-Eleven Tour 2019. The event, which takes place on April 7 at Clark Global City in Mabalacat, Pampanga, promises to gather professional and weekend road bike enthusiasts for a grueling road race challenge!

The Tour 700: Bayani ng Barangay debuted on May 2012 not just to celebrate the opening of 7-Eleven’s 700th store but also to create a sporting event that will bring the best riders together in a single day race, while also providing a challenging opportunity for newbie cyclists. Held at the Clark Field Parade Grounds, it attracted close to 3,500 participants, competing in either the 40km or the 100km categories.

This year, 7-Eleven Tour 2019 will be comprised of two categories, 48KM and 106KM. The courses will start at Clark Global City and will take the participants to SCTEX heading to Subic and back. Prizes await winners in the various age group categories for both the 106KM and 48KM races.

Over 5,000 cyclists from various backgrounds and age groups are expected to join so make sure to register early as slots are not guaranteed to stay available for long! Log on to the event’s official website at https://tour711.com and register now because the period for signing up is only until March 24, 2019, so hurry! 


Jollibee celebrates Jolly Breakfast Day with free Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches



The Jollibee crew was stationed outside to assist the customers and give claiming stubs for Jolly Breakfast Day.



Kwentong Jollibee Valentine Series 2019: Choice cast members Vince Vandorpe, Karl Gabriel, and Reese Tuazon were present to celebrate Jolly Breakfast Day.



YouTuber Benedict Cua joined the festivities and helped give away Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches.



YouTuber Riva Quenery and commercial model Rollo Espinos graced the Jolly Breakfast Day!



Students dropped by Jollibee to get their free Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

FREE Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwiches on March 11 at Jollibee

Wake up to a joyful morning with Jollibee’s Jolly Breakfast Day celebration



The early birds get free delicious Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches on March 11

Monday mornings can be the most difficult since it’s the start of another challenging week. But on March 11, 2019, get ready to start your week on an exciting note as Jollibee spreads more joy with Jolly Breakfast Day!

To bring more joy to customers on March 11, the country’s number one fast-food brand will be celebrating “Jolly Breakfast Day”, where free Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches will be given to customers seeking a delicious and satisfying way to start their Monday. 

From 8:00 to 9:00 AM, head to the nearest Metro Manila Jollibee Breakfast store and get a chance to get your hands on the new Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich!

“Breakfast is perhaps the most important meal of the day, and a flavor-packed, satisfying meal in the morning can spell the difference between a great day and an ordinary one,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Category.  “Jollibee’s New Breakfast Sandwiches offer breakfast favorites in a meal that’s easy to enjoy even when you’re on the way to a long, busy day at work or at school!”

The Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich brings together classic breakfast favorites in one easy-to-eat, affordable sandwich. Imagine your favorite Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwiched between two soft buns lathered with a butter and maple syrup spread for that extra hint of deliciousness. It’s a sandwich that truly delivers the joy needed to kickstart the day ahead. The Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich is available at P50 (solo). Jollibee also offers an Egg & Cheese Sandwich available for P39 (solo).

For more information on Jollibee’s Jolly Breakfast Day Celebration and other events, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Cartoon Network Celebrates The Powerpuff Girls' 20th Anniversary with EMPOWERPUFF


The kids’ channel casts a well-deserved spotlight on inspirational individuals from the Philippines and around the world!




Today, on International Women’s Day, Cartoon Network officially celebrates the birthday of The Powerpuff Girls in Asia with Empowerpuff. The campaign is a movement that embraces empowerment and puts the spotlight on driven girls, young ladies and women who are the game changers in their communities, businesses and the world. 

Can you believe that it has been 20 years since super-cute/super-fierce trio first used their awesome powers to save the world before bedtime? Time flies as fast as these wide-eyed superheroes, and now Cartoon Network is celebrating the ultimate girl-power ambassadors in ways that would make even Princess Morbucks happy. 

Over the next few months, Cartoon Network will premiere a series of content on its social and digital platforms featuring Filipina celebrities and influencers. They all have made a name for themselves for their Social Responsibility and Bravery, Art and Creativity, and Health and Fitness.

Each of them will conduct a workshop where they will share inspiring stories to motivate young Pinays to be the heroes of their own communities. So, watch out for who will be the chosen Filipina trailblazers and tune in to Cartoon Network for other exciting activities lined up for the year.

The two-time Emmy Award winning series, The Powerpuff Girls, first burst on to Cartoon Network 20 years ago and has captured hearts since then. From the biggest names in fashion and apparel, this iconic trio continues to showcase its reach through collaborations with the likes of Peter Alexander, Supre, Katie Eary, Lingua Franca, LEGO, and Havaianas. Most recently, deals were struck with Champion and cutting-edge womenswear designer Christian Cowan.

For latest updates on The Powerpuff Girls’ 20th anniversary, follow Cartoon Network Asia on Facebook or visit the Cartoon Network website. Catch The Powerpuff Girls on weekdays at 8:15 am and Sundays at 1:45 pm only on Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network is available on SKYCable Channel 43, SKYCable HD Channel 178, Cignal Channel 35, Cignal HD Channel 110, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 43, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 51, Cable Link Channel 26, Dream Satellite Channel 15, and through the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dream Bigger, Shine Brighter at SM Little Stars 2019



Young, aspiring kids come and join SM Little Stars 2019 talent search. 

Parents/guardians, this is the perfect time to let your kids shine the brightest as SM Super Malls SM Little Star launches a bigger and grander kiddie-talent search for kids 4-7 years old. With over P9.5 million worth of prizes to be given away. including 2 brand new Chevrolet Sail, trips for 2 to China, National University college scholarships, an exclusive contract with Regal Artist Management, and P100,000 worth of cash and SM GCs. 


SM Little Stars achievers and Judges

This year's SM Little Star 2019 is themed with more colorful kiddie elements to amplify the feel for the year. The kids will get the chance to be trained by celebrity mentors and entertainment gurus in a series of workshops to develop their talent, boost their confidence, and encourage them to make new friends with other participants. 

During the launch, SM Little Stars Achievers who are now making waves in showbiz were present and entertained the mall goers and members of the media. Lei, Nhikzy, Esang and Chun Sa. 

Watch this. 



Auditions start on April 6 in select SM Malls Nationwide. 

For more information, visit www.smlittlestars.com.ph

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Philippine Bonsai Society partners with SM Supermalls nationwide



The Philippine Bonsai Society, Inc. (PBSI) and SM Supermalls partner in bringing fun and new activities for mallgoers.  Expect exhibits, shows, events, and workshops as local and international bonsai experts share their talent and passion in the bonsai art. 


More than bringing the green malling experience to the customers, the partnership also promotes PBSI and SM Supermalls' advocacy for the environment.  The collaboration also elevates the bonsai art to a wider audience as exhibits and shows across all SM malls in the country are scheduled in the coming months.  


To kick-start the partnership is the Sanib Pwersa launch at The Podium.  Select and premium collections by over 30 clubs and bonsai enthusiasts are on display much to the enjoyment of guests, expectators, and mallgoers.  
The merriment continues as The Block SM North Edsa celebrates the National Show from March 22 to 25.  More than the display of various bonsai arts, three Japanese art disciplines will also be featured at the event.  

PBSI is an internationally recognized association with close to 500 active members.  They also boost of a growing number of followers among provincial bonsai clubs.  Before than though, the group was just a mere informal gathering of enthusiasts that started in 1973.  Two years after, they became a non-stock, non-profit association. 

For more information about the the partnership and bonsai arts, visit www.smsupermalls.com.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Get your child into sports and enroll them in the MILO Summer Sports Clinics



Children today are faced with numerous barriers that hinder them from engaging into sports such as digital distractions, lack of safe play places, and fear of trying. MILO’s annual summer clinic seeks to address these challenges by highlighting sports as a means not only to get kids active, but also to teach valuable life lessons one can learn outside the classroom.

MILO Philippines and partners launch the 2019 Summer Sports Clinics (from L-R: Lester P. Castillo, MILO Sports Marketing Executive; Willy de Ocampo, Nestle Philippines Vice President; Usec. Tonisito Umali, Department of Education; Japoy Lizardo, MILO Champion and Taekwondo coach; Igor Mella, Parent Speaker and Taekwondo coach; Tourino Dilaga, Kidzania Manila COO; Luigi Pumaren, MILO Sports Executive; Robbie de Vera, MILO Consumer Marketing Manager)

MILO Summer Sports Clinics 2019 "Get Your Child Into Sports" campaign aims to reinforce the importance of sports in a child’s holistic development. Launched last Feb 7 at KidZania Manila, MILO’s yearly program continues to offer a wide array of sports activities that kids can participate in throughout the summer.


Young members of the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) showcase their martial arts skills to open the program.

For more than 35 years, MILO prides itself in partnering with a roster of esteemed organizations such as the BEST Center and Philippine Taekwondo Association among many others, that have been instrumental in maintaining the sports excellence that the Summer Sports Clinics is known for.


Parents and their kids will have 19 sports to choose from in this year's Summer Sports Clinics.


Expert coaches and instructors who have competed and won in local and international competitions such as the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the Olympics will handle the programs. These mentors use modern and scientific approaches that will help participants gain appreciation for the different sports, live a healthy and active lifestyle, and embody the morals of discipline, confidence, teamwork, perseverance, and hard work.

MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester P. Castillo talks about the brand's vision to bring invaluable sports opportunities to more and more children around the country.

By centering on values in sports, MILO’s Summer Sports Clinics along with its other sports programs, have created outstanding personas in the sporting scene. 

MILO Champion and former national athlete Japoy Lizardo shares his inspiring journey into sports, as a product of the program himself, and how it has helped him now as a proud coach and father.

The roster of alumni includes BEST Center graduate Chris Tiu, Taekwondo clinic graduate and SEA Games medalist Japoy Lizardo, and Gymnastics clinic graduate and SEA Games gold medalist Kaitlyn De Guzman.

Nestle VP Willy de Ocampo shares the importance of getting kids into a healthy and active lifestyle.

This year, MILO makes the Summer Sports Clinics accessible to more aspiring young athletes as they continue their expansion in the Visayas and Mindanao region. The clinics will be available starting end-March, in over 700 venues to more than 30,000 children nationwide.


Arnis, Ultimate Frisbee, and Wushu are this year’s newest additions to the program’s sports offerings. Apart from those sports, the MILO Summer Sports Clinics will continue to provide training to different sports disciplines, namely Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Golf, Gymnastics, Karatedo, Lawn Tennis, Parkour, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Touch Rugby, and Volleyball.



To enhance the summer clinic experience of the participants, select clinic organizers will offer a MILO Welcome Kit that contains an exclusive Summer Sports Clinics drawstring bag and MILO to ensure the participants will get their Champion Energy Nutrients when they embark on their summer courses.

Get your child into sports and enroll them in the MILO Summer Sports Clinics!

DepEd Usec. Tonisito Umali takes pride in the longstanding, meaningful partnership with MILO in aiding youth development.

The 2019 MILO Summer Sports Clinics is endorsed by the Department of Education, Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Sportswriters Association and is in partnership with Chris Sports, SKLZ, Wilson, and Rain or Shine.

MILO Sports Marketing Executive Luigi Pumaren encourages parents to get their kids into sports this summer to learn values such as teamwork, discipline, and confidence.

For more information on the MILO Summer Sports Clinics and MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Come and Celebrate PLAY's 1st birthday at Okada Manila



Make February a month of joy, love and learning for kids at PLAY.


PLAY at Okada Manila, a pioneer in offering holistic child development is celebrating its 1st birthday. They have been the first that offers a full line of dedicated programs that combine fun,play and learning for their young guests.

PLAY is more than just an indoor playground - it's where kids can unleash their imagination,develop life skills, and enjoy the journey toward unlocking their future potential.


This hub of "Purposeful Learning and Activities for the Young" delivers educational entertaient for children aged 1-16 years old where thoughtful and joyful programs are available all year round. Young guests can immerse themselves in a whole range of educational yet playful facilities in a safe environment. Apart from interacting with fellow children and engaging in social activities in the eight different neighborhoods, youngsters and even guardians can enjoy a variety of hour-long learning sessions with certified teachers and trained, qualified coaches to enhance individual abilities and academics.

Don't miss out on this incredible birthday bash and bring all the kids to PLAY!

On February 10, 2019, PLAY is throwing its very first birthday party when guests can expect a magical day full of joy and laughter. From 2-6pm, the whole PLAY crew will host games and activities where participants can take home special prizes. 

Zumbastic Dance Contest

Giant Tic Tac Toe

Kids can dance their way to fitness in the Zumbastic Dance Contest, play competitive fun game of Giant Tic Tac Toe, and unleash their inner artists with a Birthday Card Making activity.

The Stage

The PLAY coaches will also gather everyone for an interactive storytelling session right at The Stage.

Valentine's day for the young ones

Okada Manila is celebrating Valentine's Day in full romantic style this year - but this doesn't mean that the kids should miss out on the fun!

PLAY's Kiddie Valentines will not only keep the kids out of your hair for the romantic date you've planned, but will also let the young ones enjoy this day of love in a unique, holistic way.

The PLAY Coaches will be hosting a Distortion Competition right at The Stage, guiding the kids through different poses designed to enhance onstage confidence. The Coaches will also take the kids through a Basic Theater workshop, which will be followed by a short skit for the budding theater stars to apply what they learned.

Kids can also join a Languages of Love Workshop, where they will be taught how to express their affections for their parents,siblings, and friends through different ways. And to cap it off, the Coaches will help the kids create special Valentine cards and origami flowers to gift to their loved ones.

For more information on PLAY Access and Passes, visit www.okadamanila.com , like Okada Manila in Facebook, follow @okadamanila on Twitter and Instagram.



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lemon Orange Jelly: Benefits and Recipe


Nowadays people get flu and all sorts of virus, we have to make sure that our kids are protected. Make them strong and healthy. This is a wonderful alternative if your kids are not into vitamins and fruits. Make orange and lemons your healthy snack!


Last weekend, #PrincessY and I made  Lemon Orange Jelly. It is not only a jiggly snack for kids, nutritious and delicious  pa para sa lahat. Bakit mag be-benefit lahat?

Did you know?

*Gelatin stimulates your body to produce more collagen, thus improving skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles, loose and saggy skin, and the possibility of stretch marks. It has High protein content that helps build and repair tissues.Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

*Oranges contain vitamin C, fiber, potassium and choline, which are all good for your heart. Oranges also boost your immune system and improve your skin; they also aid with heart health, cholesterol levels and other issues. Oranges may additionally help reduce the risk of respiratory diseases, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers and kidney stones.

*Lemon is rich in vitamin C, lemon juice protects the body from Immune system deficiencies. With its powerful antibacterial properties, lemon juice helps fight infections. Acts as a detoxifying agent. Lemon’s anti-inflammatory properties help in fighting respiratory tract infections, sore throat and inflammation of tonsils.


Lemon Orange Jelly (Recipe) 

Ingredients:
1 sachet of Mr. Hat Gulaman  (Orange flavor)
800 ml water
1/4 - 1/2 kg sugar (as desired)
4 tbsp. Lemon juice
6 pcs oranges (sliced in half)

Directions:
1. Scoop orange flesh and set aside orange peels
2. Puree oranges and lemon juice until smooth
3. Mix jelly powder, sugar and puree in water before heating.
4. Pour mixture into hallowed orange peels.
5. Refrigerate and serve


How to cook:

Step 1. Prepare 6 cups or 1.5 liters of water (not warm or hot) in a casserole
  *** the lesser the water the firmer the jelly.

Step 2 Gradually sprinkle 1 sachet of Mr. Hat Gulaman in water and stir until dissolved.

Step 3 Heat while stirring constantly and wait until it boils
     *** add sugar and milk to sweeten

Step 4. Slowly pour mixture into mold and let it cool.


Enjoy!!! ❤️❤️❤️